VIDEO: On Tuesday afternoon, more than 100 community members arrived at the Springs United Methodist Church in Plover to say their final goodbye to a building that has been considered an icon in the village for several decades.
Upon arrival at the vigil, the congregation was surprised to learn that the original church bible was recovered from the debris unharmed. This was the second time the bible has survived a massive church fire with their congregation.
"This bible has survived two fires, in two different churches,” explained Pastor of the Springs United Methodist Church and St. Paul's Methodist Church in Stevens Point, Tim O’Brien, “We can't open it anymore because of its age, but I think it's a great testament to our faith that still stands strong. "
The Plover Fire Department says the bible was the only thing the congregation asked them to recover.